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Hill Palace Museum  

  Kochi , Kerala.
from  30 per person

  • Museum and art gallery
    Category
    Museum and art gallery
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • elevator
    Elevator
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • charging port
    Charging Point
    Available
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    30 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    10 INR
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

Hill Palace Museum is located in Thripunithura/Tripunithura, in Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala. The Hill Palace was the residence of the Maharaja of the erstwhile State of Cochin from the last quarter of the 19th century down to the middle of 20th century. The palace complex is a large enclosed area which comprises of 49 buildings, which were built in traditional Kerala style architecture. The palace compound is spread over 52 acres of area. This compound includes beautiful fountains which are a piece of art. Apart from these fountains the compound also guards elaborately lush lawns and a number of ponds.  It was taken over by the Department Of Archaeology in 1980 and later converted into a Museum by an official inauguration in 1984. The Museum was opened to the public in 1986 with 11 galleries. The collections, which were displayed in this Museum, are mainly from the Cochin Royal House and from the Department of Archaeology. At present, there are 18 galleries. The Palium gallery (donated by the Paliyathachan's family) was opened in 1991, Heritage Museum in 1995 and the Crown and Jewellery in 2001.

A deer Park was started in the premises of Hill Palace in 1992. The Pareekshith Thampuran Archaeological Museum at Ernakulam (Durbar) was closed in 1997 and the objects were shifted to the Hill Palace Museum. There are a number of rare medicinal plants too, which have been cultivated here. The Ethno-archaeological museum displays a number of ancient murals, oil-paintings, Stone artifacts, and coins, along with manuscripts and sculptures, which belongs to the Kochi Royal Family. The first building constructed inside the complex is a single storied Ettukettu, which is supposed to be constructed in the year 1850. There are a traditional pond and a temple alongside this building. This building is constructed in traditional Kerala architecture style, according to which a residential building should be added with a pond and a temple. The latest addition to the palace compound is the three-story museum office, which was constructed in the year 1950 in western style.


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Vehicle Parking Fee   

  • Two Wheeler INR.5/-
  • Light Vehicle INR.10/-
  • Heavy Vehicle INR.20/-

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Last Admission Afternoon 12:15 PM Evening 04:15 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no camera
    Camera
  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.9 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.5 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.8 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    0.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    1.6 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    2.0 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    13.1 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.4 KM
  • train
    Train
    2.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    20.8 KM

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